MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- All roads have been re-opened except one in the Town of Mamaroneck, but the highway department still has its hands full cleaning roads of debris and damaged material, town administrator Stephen Altieri said.
The town highway department filled a work order Thursday to remove a hanging tree limb knocked over during tropical storm Irene, but had to cut the whole tree down because it was a potential hazard.
Residents of Lester Place reported the hanger Aug. 28, fearing it could fall and injure their children, but the town decided to cut the entire tree because the trunk was cracked and could interfere with the overhead power line that ran between two of the tree's branches.
"We came here for a hanger and we have to cut the whole tree down," said Robert Delvacchao, of the town highway department. "We've still got a lot to clean up."
The town highway department filled about 50 works orders Wednesday, on top of picking up any metal items left on the curbs by residents. Both the sanitation department and the highway department have been picking up items damaged from flooding.
"Usually we have them tie it up, but it's just too much so they're just dragging it out to the street and we're picking it up," Delvacchao. "The first priority was to open the roads."
Tropical Storm Irene caused eight road closures in the Town of Mamaroneck, and many more in the village. Thursday, only Colonial Road in the town remains closed, Altieri said. All roads in the villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont are open.
The town officially lifted the state of emergency at noon Wednesday. The village lifted their state of emergency Aug. 29.
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